Search Results: "Pony Tale"


BOOK REVIEW

I NEED MY MONSTER by Amanda Noll
by Amanda Noll, illustrated by Howard McWilliam, developed by Pony Tale
CHILDREN'S
Released: Dec. 16, 2012

"Whether your young ones have bedtime angst or not, this monster is worth keeping around. (iPad storybook app. 5-8)"
This little boy's not afraid of the monster under his bed. In fact, everything about Gabe is perfect...until he takes the week off, leaving substitutes to fill in. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HARRY'S PONY by Barbara Ann Porte
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 1997

"Porte's understated narrative touches the heart, while Abolafia's expressive illustrations add to all the fun. (Fiction. 5-8)"
Harry (Harry's Birthday, 1994, etc.) is back, this time in a tender tale about what to do with a pony he's won by writing an essay. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

LEAH'S PONY by Elizabeth Friedrich
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 1996

"An afterword places the story's events historically. (Picture book. 6-9)"
Friedrich (The Story of God's Love, 1985, not reviewed, etc.) tells a moving story of family love and gives a reminder of what matters. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

BIRTHDAY PONY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2004

"Another blue ribbon. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Haas and Apple have deservedly cornered the market on horse books for second-graders. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PONY GIRLS by Richard Hoyt
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: June 1, 2004

"Plotless, aimless, relentlessly silly. Only the most charitable readers will suspend disbelief."
Denson, Dancer, and Sees the Night (The Weatherman's Daughter, 2003, etc.) are hired to rope in a serial killer stalking stallions. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

WINTER PONY by Krista Ruepp
ANIMALS
Released: Oct. 1, 2002

"Lacking any true direction, however, this marginally interesting tale with unexceptional illustrations seems to find its only appeal in its hints of Nordic mythology and interest for lovers of horse stories. (Picture book. 4-6)"
With the cold months drawing to a close, it's time to take the horses up to the higher pastures, but Anna worries that her favorite pony, Prince, is too young to survive the summer without her. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

TROT, PONY! by Shira Evans
CHILDREN'S
Released: Aug. 1, 2016

"In both this title and its companion, the images are the draw. (Informational early reader. 3-6)"
National Geographic Kids mines its photo archive for another in its series of readers. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

JIGSAW PONY by Jessie Haas
ANIMALS
Released: Sept. 1, 2005

"With ample horsey details, generous white space, large typeface and a predictable but exciting story line, Haas's true-to-life story is one young horse lovers and young readers alike will enjoy. (Fiction. 6-9)"
Twins Kiera and Fran fight over everything. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

PONY ISLAND by Candice F. Ransom
ANIMALS
Released: April 1, 2009

"Fine as an addition to large collections, but not as the sole book about Chincoteague. (author's note, resources) (Picture book. 4-8)"
Misty of Chincoteague in rhyme. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE FIRE PONY by Rodman Philbrick
ANIMALS
Released: May 1, 1996

"Crisply eventful, pungent in its descriptions, crackling with action, Philbrick (Freak the Mighty, 1993) has created a real dilly of a novel. (Fiction. 9-13)"
True to its name, the Bar None ranch offers a haven to a pair of drifters: an 11-year-old orphan, Roy, ``rescued'' from a foster home, and his loyal, hot-headed half-brother, Joe Dilly. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

ONE TRICK PONY by Nathan Hale
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 14, 2017

"Hale blends adventure, aliens, an apocalyptic future, and folklore into an easy-to-read stand-alone. (Graphic science fiction. 8-12)"
In the future, the extraterrestrial Pipers devour electrical devices while threatening human lives and forcing them to regress to pre-electrical technology. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE WINTER PONY by Iain Lawrence
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 8, 2011

"A survival story so vivid readers will want to don a warm jacket and have a comforting bowl of soup within reach. (map of explorers' routes, cast of characters, author's note, acknowledgments, about the author) (Historical fiction. 9-14)"
Lawrence tells the gut-wrenching tale of Englishman Robert Falcon Scott's ill-fated trek to the South Pole in the first-pony voice of a white pony named James Pigg who was actually part of the expedition. Read full book review >